Destination guide

Key facts about Keystone

Boasting some of the best ski runs in Colorado, sleepy Keystone comes alive when the snow starts to fall. This off-the-beaten-path community supports one of the most popular resorts in the southern Rockies, encompassing 3 mountains. From cross-country to snowcat, the skiing facilities tick all the boxes, while Keystone vacation rentals cater for parties of all sizes, whether cozy twosomes or extended family groups. The action doesn’t miss a beat when the snow melts, as Keystone is equally well-equipped for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and golf. The White River National Forest is also a thriving ecotourism hot spot.

Things to do

Tracing Keystone’s historic roots

A scenic 15-mile drive past Dillon Reservoir takes you to the charming town of Frisco, where you can continue your exploration of the region with a visit to the Frisco Historic Park and Museum. The park showcases life in the mountains through the centuries, with artifacts and memorabilia from the trappers, loggers, prospectors, and railroad workers who once called this community home. The town’s schoolhouse, which still contains original blackboards and desks, is a listed heritage landmark, while other buildings of historical significance include a log chapel and jailhouse dating from the late 1800s.

Activities

Something for everyone in Keystone

Dercum Mountain, North Peak, and The Outback together comprise Keystone’s primary ski area. Between them, the mountains offer pistes catering for all abilities, connected via a network of lifts and gondolas, along with 5 bowls. The après ski is equally impressive, with a lavish spa to ease away your aches and pains and star-rated gourmet restaurants to bring your day to a delicious climax. Lakeside Village showcases another side of life in Keystone—this lively neighborhood offers farmers markets, festivals, fireworks, and a whole range of family-friendly activities, against the tranquil backdrop of Keystone Lake and the Snake River.

Weather

Keystone—a winter sports paradise

Keystone’s high-alpine climate provides the perfect conditions for a lengthy winter sports season, with freezing temperatures and snowfall typically recorded from October to April. As the spring shoots begin to peep through the frozen ground, demand for Keystone vacation rentals near the ski slopes eases off, only to be replaced by summer vacationers looking for lakeside properties to rent. Summer temperatures have been known to reach the high 80s, although nights in the mountains remain refreshingly cool. June and September are good months to find upscale Keystone vacation rentals at low-season prices.

Natural features

Keystone—wildlife on your doorstep

Along with its world-famous ski areas, the White River National Forest is known for its ecotourism. This mountainous landscape provides a hospitable habitat for deer, elk, mountain sheep, and moose, while trout thrive in its lakes and waterfowl are drawn to its river valleys. The Eagles Nest is one of 8 designated wilderness areas protected for their unique biodiversity and heritage. A network of trails provides access while minimizing impact on this singular environment. The 50-mile drive from your downtown Keystone vacation rental will be richly rewarded by some spectacular scenery en route.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Keystone

The nearest airport is in Broomfield, CO (BJC-Rocky Mountain Metropolitan), located 48.9 mi (78.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Vail, CO (EGE-Eagle County Regional), which is 51.5 mi (82.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Keystone, CO?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 6,781 vacation rentals near Keystone. From 70 cabin rentals to 1,333 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Keystone for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Keystone?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Keystone:

  • Keystone Ski Resort: 1,110 vacation rentals
  • Mountain House: 1,060 vacation rentals
  • Ski Tip Ranch, River Meadows: 469 vacation rentals
  • Elk Run: 77 vacation rentals
  • Elk Crossing: 242 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Keystone?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Keystone. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • River Run Gondola: 7,517 vacation rentals
  • Keystone Ranch Golf Course: 7,642 vacation rentals
  • Keystone Conference Center: 7,598 vacation rentals
  • Peru Express Ski Lift: 7,583 vacation rentals
  • Montezuma Express Ski Lift: 7,546 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Keystone listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Keystone?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 70 Cabins in Keystone. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Keystone include:

  • Houses: 1,333 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 4,097 rentals available
  • Villas: 22 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Keystone?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,334 vacation rentals with pool available in Keystone. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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